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? with the senate in session for 36 days to go before hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts hikes and cuts take affect, white house press secretary repeated everything including entitlement programs would be part of the talkings. talks. meanwhile, many are turning their back on the pledge to grover norquist. >> times changed significantly and i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. >> i agree, a pledge signed 20 years ago is for that congress. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table we're build historic averages. >> it does appear that speaker boehner is open to talk about revenue entitlement reform. >> eliot: jay carney said the white house welcomed those comments and grover norquist tried to make light of them. >> some of them have engaged in impure thoughts. they have not actually voted for a tax increase. >> eliot: norquist drawing the red line of any revenue even if new funds came from closing loopholes and limiting deductions. >> if you do that, you've just killed tax reform for a generation. why? how do y
are holding most of the trump cards. if nothing is done, remember we go back to the clinton tax rates of the 1990s which were not all that bad. in fact, the economy did quite well under those tax rates. if nothing is done, basically the republicans lose. and if the republicans try to make a case that they are not going to vote for an extension of middle class tax cuts unless the rich also get a tax cut that, puts the republicans in the position of showing america that they are going to hold the middle class hostage and they are shields for the very rich. that kind of a demonstration is not going to be good for the g.o.p. so the democrats are holding a lot of the cards. the question is will the democrats actually hold firm. >> eliot: i think that's exactly right. this will be an easy test of will. should be an easy test of will for the president. as you have pointed out january 1 is the witching hour. the republicans lose more because their negotiating position is significantly weaker. one of the things that -- the
for a package that includes tax rate increases for the wealthy. not to be outdone speaker boehner announced that house republicans would be making similar appearances across the country, going to small businesses to speak about the "threat to jobs posed by congressional democrats" small business tax hike. while members of congress plan to take their case to the american people, the afl-cio is planning to take the american people to members of congress sending 33 local union leaders to capitol hill to push members of congress to let the bush tax cuts expire and leave social security untouched. one positive to emerge from negotiations so far has been that for the first time in recent memory, republicans have expressed an openness to increased revenues which means the choke hold grover norquist and his tax pledge held on republicans may be loosening. frank bruni thinks republicans devolved into dummies and nor west was their ventriloquist. not everyone saw norquist as the cause of the problem. defending him truth is that
shouldn't you be married security purposes and income tax purposes. >> cenk: the supreme court says you must be, although we'll have to come back to pars the opinion and the votes, thank you as always for making the complex understandable. >> thank you. >> eliot: we've had 50 years of non-and nuclear war but is nuclear war more likely every 1c >> eliot: the threat posed by north korea, pakistan and iran, and what we need to be doing about it >> eliot: in a bipolar war nuclear arms strategy was he said to under, and the doctrine of destruction led to a period of stability. as we end to a multi poller world, we head to a dangerous era. author of the new book" the second nuclear age: strategy, danger and the new power of politics." professor, thank you for joining us. >> good to be here. >> eliot: this is a grim forecast that you are giving to us. first explain why we have had stability and why that will change? >> well, the second nuclear age is the spread of nuclear weapons that had nothing to do with the cold war. one of the sources of stability back then was they only had two nuclear c
shouldn't you be married for social security purposes and income tax purposes. >> cenk: the supreme court says you must be, although we'll have to come back to pars the opinion and the votes, thank you as always for making the complex understandable. >> thank you. >> eliot: we've had 50 years of non-and nuclear war but is nuclear war more likely every year? that's ahead on "viewpoint." en >> eliot: the threat posed by north korea, pakistan and iran, and what we need to be doing about it in the second nuclear age. that's next on "viewpoint." [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> eliot: in a
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